Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Antonia Zerbisias laments cuts to feminist groups

She reports on Bread n Roses:

It is depressing to me that the media will just use this Nancy Ruth story to paint a picture of some sort of shrill and vulgar woman. Meanwhile they will ignore the fact that these groups have been defunded by HarperCons (CIDA and SOW) just in the past 2 weeks:

1. Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)
2.CERA (Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation);
3.Conseil d'intervention pour l'accès des femmes au travail (around for 25 years)
4.New Brunswick Pay Equity Coalition,
5. le Réseau des Tables régionales de groupes de femmes du Québec,
6.Alberta Network of Immigrant Women,
7.Centre de documentation sur l’éducation des adultes et la condition feminine,
8.Association féminine d’éducation et d’action sociale (AFEAS),
9.Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) (a 75-member coalition primarily of first stage emergency shelters for abused women.)

The thing is, that's just the tip of the iceberg in terms of tax-funded feminist groups.